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Karnatak University PG Admissions 2018

Updated On - March 30th 2018
Karnatak University PG Admissions 2018

Karnatak University is an UGC affiliated institution established at Dharwad of Karnataka in October 1949. The University offers Post-graduate courses in prominent faculties of Arts, Commerce, Education, Law, Science and Technology and SocialSciences. The university provides a lot of specializations in these respective courses. There are 47 PG Departments, 224 teachers and 4500 students (PG, M.Phil., Ph.D.). There are 5 constituent colleges for UG and PG courses and 21 hostels in all, giving 2600 students accommodation respectively.

Admission to the PG courses is based on the entrance examinations conducted by the University and there are specific eligibility criteria for all the discipline courses. The admission depends upon 50% markson the qualifying degree examination and 50% in the entrance. The allocation of seats is according to the rules of the government orders in force and of the university.

Official website of Karnatak University Dharwad  
  • Mode of Application



    15th Jul, 2018

Important Dates

MA , M.Sc , M.Com , M.Ed & M.P.Ed
Last date for receipt-in of duly filled application forms 15th Jul, 2018

Eligibility Criteria

Master of Arts [MA] (Kannada) , Master of Arts [MA] (English) & Master of Arts [MA] (Folklore Studies)

If you wish to apply for courses such as English, Kanada, Hindi, Sanskrit, Marathi, you must have a bachelor’s degree in the same discipline as an optional subject.

Urdu & Persian

You must possess a Degree with Urdu and Persian as an Optional subject with 40% Marks in aggregate and 50% marks in Optional Urdu / Persian. In case, there are vacant seats and you have a B.A. or B.Sc. Degree with not less than 45% marks in aggregate and 60% marks in Urdu and Persian Language, then you may also be allowed.

Foreign Languages

  • You should have B.A. with French as an Optional subject
  • Any degree or its equivalent plus Advanced Diploma in French (after 10+2 level) from any recognized University/ Institute.
  • You must have a degree or its equivalent plus Diploma Superieur from Alliance Franchaise (for French).
  • If you wish to apply, then Diploma/ Degree in French from any foreign university is must. Provided you have completed 5 years after SSLC (School Leaving Certificate).


Linguistics, Folklore, Music / (Non-Semester)

For these prominent courses you should have a degree from a recognized university and for Music, you must possess a B. Music degree from this university or from any other university.

Master of Arts [MA] (Anthropology) , Master of Arts [MA] (Criminology & Forensic Science) & Master of Arts [MA] (Economics)

For All the above courses except social work, candidate must be a graduate from any recognized university and should have studied with an optional subject of the same discipline.

Social Work

  • If you wish to apply for Social work then you must possess, a B.S.W. or B.A. degree of Karnataka Universityor any other University recognized as equivalent or must have studied related subjects such as Sociology, Psychology, Economics, Anthropology, Political Science, Criminology, Social Work and Home Science.
  • If you are possessing B.Sc. in Home Science or Criminology and B.H.Sc. then you shall also be eligible to apply.

Master of Science [M.Sc] (Biochemistry) , Master of Science [M.Sc] (Biotechnology) & Master of Science [M.Sc] (Botany)

  • Candidate must have graduation in Applied Geology B.Sc. Degree with Geology, Botany B.Sc. Degree with Botany, Chemistry B.Sc. Degree, Industrial Chemistry/ Analytical Chemistry/ General Chemistry B.Sc. Degree with Chemistry/Industrial Chemistry/Analytical Chemistry, Geography, zoology, physics, Bio- Chemistry, Bio- technology and M.Sc. Electronic Media from a recognized university and must possess an optional subject in the discipline course.
  • If you wish to apply for Electronics B.Sc. with the subject combination(s) of: Electronics, Mathematics and Computer Science/Electronics, Physics and Mathematics
  • Candidate must have Computer Science B.Sc. Degree with Computer Science/ BCA/ BE/ B.Tech. (Any branch) or any Science Graduate with Mathematics / Statistics at 10+2 level.
  • Candidate must have Marine Biology B.Sc. Degree with Botany, Zoology, Fisheries, Fish & Industrial Fisheries as an Optional Subject.
  • Candidate must have Applied Genetics B.Sc. degree with Genetics and Chemistry as optional subjects. If the seats fall vacant B.Sc. in Biological Sciences with Chemistry as one of the three optional subjects will be considered.
  • M.Sc. (Tech) Pulp & Paper Science : You must own a graduate Degree in Applied Science (B.A.Sc.), B.E. (Pulp & Paper), B.Sc. Tech. (Cellulose Tech.), B.Sc. with PG Diploma in Pulp & Paper Tech, Any science graduate with 60% (55% for SC/ST/Cat-I) and three years of experience in Pulp & Paper Industry.
  • Statistics (M.A. /M.Sc.) B.A. / B.Sc. with Statistics: You must have a degree in Mathematical Statistics or Mathematics as an Optional Subject.
  • Candidate must have Microbiology B.Sc. Degree with Microbiology or Industrial Microbiology or any other Biological Science subject as an optional subject.

Master of Commerce [M.Com] & Master of Commerce [M.Com] (Computer Applications)

  • The Minimum eligibility for seeking admission to PG course for you in Commerce Faculty will be 45% (40% in case of SC/ST/Cat-I) in the aggregate of all the subjects
  • You should have a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce of this University or of any other University recognized as equivalent.

Master of Laws [L.L.M.]

  • The minimum eligibility for seeking admission to PG course in Law Faculty will be 45% (40% in case of SC/ST/Cat-I) in the aggregate of all the subjects
  • You should possess a LL.B. Degree (3 years), BA.LLB (5 Years) BA LL.B (Hons) of the Karnataka University or Degree in Law of any other University.

Master of Physical Education [M.P.Ed]

If you should have the degree of this University or of any other University or B.P.Ed. (3 years) with 50% (45% for SC/ST/Cat-I) of marks in the aggregate, you can apply for the course.

How to apply?

MA , M.Sc & M.Com

  • You can download the Application Form and the bank challan (bank challan should be downloaded and printed in legal size paper) from the website .in or or by contacting and the duly filled-in application form, along with all documents (including the original copies of the challan for Application Processing fee and Entrance Test fees) shall be submitted to the Chairman of the concerned department at K.U. Dharwad.
  • If you wish to apply to more than one Department/course then you shall submit the application form separately to the concerned Department.
  • The fees details for you are as under:
  • Application processing fees: Rs.150/- (Rs.75/- for SC/ST/Category I candidates) separately for each course applied;
  • Entrance Test fees: Rs.500/- (Rs.250/- for SC/ST/Category I candidates) separately for each course applied;
  • Account No:

State Bank: 11605259865 IFSC Code: SBIN0001728

Syndicate: 1206216000030 IFSC Code: SYNB0001206

How to submit the form

  1. You have to remit the prescribed fees through the branch of any nationalized bank to the account of KUD at State Bank of India/Syndicate Bank by downloading the appropriate challan.
  2. The concerned Account No. and IFSC code of the banks are given in the respective challans.
  3. Next, you should attach the 2nd and 3rd copy of the Challan along with the application form and send the duly filled in application form along with all the documents to the concerned Chairperson of P.G. Department K.U. Dharwad.

Note- Application Processing fee and Entrance test fees shall be separately paid for each course for which the candidate desires to apply.

Selection Process

MA , M.Sc & M.Com

  • If you wish to apply for the P.G courses in the University then the minimum eligibility criteria for seeking admission to all the PG courses, in general, shall be a pass in the qualifying degree examination with a minimum of 45% in aggregate (40% for SC/ ST/Cat-I candidates).
  • Then the next step is the entrance test which will be conducted for all courses. Your Admission shall be made on the basis of the merit list which will be prepared by taking into account, 50% of the aggregate marks obtained in the relevant subjects at qualifying degree examination (all three years), and 50% of marks obtained in the Entrance test. The relevant Entrance test will consist of 50 multiple choice questions (MCQ) and the duration of the Test will be 75 minutes.

Reservation Criteria

  • If you are among the Sponsored candidates with a minimum of three years’ work experience and deputed by State/Central Government, then there will be two seats reserved for you from Industries and NGOs who shall fulfill the following conditions:
  • Sponsoring NGO/Agency shall submit its three years Audited Account and Annual Report.
  • Your deputing NGO/Agency shall execute a bond in the prescribed format. Sponsoring agency shall meet all the Course expenses.
  • The Children of leprosy affected parents will be given free Education as per the Government order F.No. 87-4/2010 (SU-I) Dt: July 28, 2010.
  • However you have to produce valid Medical Certificate from District Chief Medical Officer/Taluk/Primary Medical Officer to this effect.If you wish to claim reservation then you shall submit copies of the Cast/Income certificates, wherever applicable, issued by the Tahsildar during the period of 5 years prior to the date of this notification along with the application form.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College



Manjunath Uppar

Hi ,I have completed my BA degree at KUD university dharwad, after that I took admission to BEd in other university and I got passed too, again I wanted to get admission to MA at KUD university dharwad only ,, so I would like to know whether I'm considering under KUD university or other university plz clarify me....

16 Jul, 2018 23:52
Ritika Sharma

Hi Manjunath, Yes you can take admission to do MA in KUD university.

19 Jul, 2018 18:20
kavita patil

I have completed my BSc in Zoology from there any course of Msc in Zoology or Life science?

01 Jul, 2018 19:01
Ritika Sharma

Hi Kavita , This college does not offer zoology and life science.

11 Jul, 2018 15:25
Salina Tamang

I have completed my BA in geography from North Bengal University... Am I eligible for MSc in Geoinformatics?

21 Jun, 2018 12:33
Akansha Expert

Hi Salina, Admission is based on Bachelor’s with minimum 55% marks in aggregate and 1-year experience, and for more information please contact to the university.

21 Jun, 2018 18:06
Nikita Gilbile

I've completed my BSc in zoology from Solapur University. I wanted to know whether I'm eligible for MSc in Marine biology, if yes then admission process is started or not???

09 Jun, 2018 14:40
Garima Bansal

HI Nikita, This course is not offered by the university

10 Jun, 2018 12:32
samreen ujani

Please provide me M.A English entrance exam date,syllabus and structure. official wed adress

04 Jun, 2018 13:29
Garima Bansal

Hi Samreen, To get information about the admission for m.a english you may visit the official website of this university

15 Jun, 2018 13:28
Uzma Parveen

Please provide me M.A English entrance exam date,syllabus and structure

21 May, 2018 08:03
Akansha Expert

Hi Uzma, The Last date for application is on 15th July, 2018, and for more information please check the official website for latest updates.

21 May, 2018 11:03

Please provide me entrance exam application filling dates for msc 2018-2019

20 Apr, 2018 17:37
Vaishali Chauhan

Hi Megha, Kindly check the official website for latest dates.

09 May, 2018 17:35

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